2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Is our long national nightmare finally over?
Sarah Palin held the world rapt as a vice presidential candidate. After she lost she was still a state governor with millions of adoring fans. When she quit there were books and reality tv shows and she could keep the press titillated with threats of a presidential run. Then there were her infallibly gracious television appearances.
Now that Fox News has cut off the conservative semi-celebrity, those appearances won’t be nearly as frequent. Palin will have to gulp the media oxygen wherever she can find it. The day after Fox let her go, Palin gave an interview to Stephen K. Bannon, the filmmaker who directed the worshipful Palin biography “The Undefeated.” It’s posted at Breitbart.com. What does she tell the wildly conservative site? “We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.”
The very next paragraph is a full-on howl in defense of preaching to the choir:
Focus on the 2014 election is also imperative. It’s going to be like 2010, but this time around we need to shake up the GOP machine that tries to orchestrate away too much of the will of constitutional conservatives who don’t give a hoot how they do it in DC. DC is out of touch, obviously. Voices on the right like Mark Levin, Rush, and the writers here at Breitbart have come out strongly against the “go along to get along” politicians who wave the white flag before the battle even begins. We’re not going to be able to advance the cause of limited constitutional government unless we deal with these big government enablers on our side. And this all ties into the problem of crony capitalism and the permanent political class in the Beltway. We need to consistently take them on election after election – ever vigilant.
Come on, you know you’ll miss her a little bit.
Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.More Alex Halperin.
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KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.